Dave Spikey urges people to sign up to organ donor register

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Dave Spikey

STAND-UP comedian Dave Spikey is urging fellow Boltonians to Sign Up To Save Lives — our campaign to get at least 5,000 local people to become registered organ donors.

Dave has joined fellow Phoenix Nights star Paddy McGuinness in calling for as many people as possible to join the register ahead of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games in August.

The Farnworth-born funnyman — a former biomedical scientist at the Bolton General Hospital — said organ donation was vital.

The 61-year-old said: “I think it’s so important for people to sign up. When I worked for the NHS it was all about stem cells and bone marrow, but it’s kidneys, lungs and even retinas — people need to realise what a difference it can make.
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"You have the power to SAVE lives."
To register as a donor in California:
www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org | www.doneVIDAcalifornia.org
Outside California:
www.organdonor.gov | www.donatelife.